Police: Teenage brothers confront knife-wielding home invaders in Glen Rock
There was a large police presence in the typically quiet Glen Rock community after two teenage brothers reported that at least two men armed with a knife and other weapons forced their way into their home.
Glen Rock police say that incident happened just before 2 p.m. Wednesday. They say that the brothers, age 15 and 18, were home taking a nap when they were confronted by the intruders in their own home.
“We feel very comfortable here, and we probably let our guard down too much,” says neighbor Erin Leonard. “Now we will start being much more careful.”
Police say the teens called 911 after they were awoken by the intruders rifling through their home.
“Someone actually attacking kids. Those kids are my kids’ ages,” says Leonard. “Honestly, you don’t hear stuff like that.”
The brothers described the suspects as Hispanic, armed with a knife and crowbar. The intruders forced the boys to lay face down until they left the home, they say. Police say they drove away in a getaway car.
One neighbor told News 12 that he thinks he caught that getaway car on his home’s doorbell camera.
“I saw a minivan – an older model – pointed down the street. Looked like a lookout,” the neighbor said.
He gave that video to the police.
Glen Rock police say that they do not believe that the intruders knew the boys were home at the time. Neighbors say that there have been some break-ins in the area recently.
Police believe the intruders broke in through a back door. The brothers were not physically hurt.
Anyone who may have information is asked to contact Detective Lucas Doney at 201-670-3948 or firstname.lastname@example.org.